“During the first five years in the US I was dreaming of returning back to Greece. After that, one day my dream disappeared. Despite this the feeling that I was a foreigner remained. College changed me a lot in a cultural aspect. It was as if a door opened for me. When I got accepted at Rutgers University, I found people, who completed me: we were talking about things, which regular kids did not even imagine. This pushed me into a different direction. This spiritual change was just as dramatic as my physical travel from Greece to the US.”
Lately Samaras does not go out of his studio much and because of this, he will not be present at the opening of his exhibition in Venice, which is called “Paraxena.”
The 53rd Biennale in Venice, together with its art director Daniel Bernbaum will be titled “Making Worlds” and will stress on modern appearances of art of painting and graphics and not so much on installations and video-art.